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Kentucky Sports Report (week of March 28)

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Men's basketball
- Kentucky advances to the Final Four for the 14th time in program history and the first time since the 1998 season.
- John Calipari joins Rick Pitino as the only coach in NCAA history to lead three different teams to the Final Four.
- Kentucky is the first team to lose the No. 1 overall pick (John Wall) to the NBA Draft and make the Final Four the following season since Virginia lost Ralph Sampson in 1984.
- UK hit 12 3-pointers in the regional final against North Carolina, which is tied for the fifth most in an NCAA Tournament game for Kentucky.
- Brandon Knight was named the East Region Most Outstanding Player. Josh Harrellson and DeAndre Liggins joined him on the All-Tournament team.

Softball
- Kentucky swept Mississippi State in SEC action for the second time in three seasons and captured the series over the Bulldogs for the third straight season.
- In the series-clincher, junior pitcher Chanda Bell threw UK's first no-hitter in SEC action in an 8-0 victory. Bell struck out 11 in the win. It was the second no-hitter of the season for UK's hurler.
- Kentucky hit four homers in the opening game of the series to set a program record for the most long balls in a single outing. Megan Yocke, Brittany Cervantes, Lauren Cumbess and Rachel Riley all connected for a homer in the win.

Baseball
- Kentucky posted a pair of wins during the midweek, riding a 4-2 win over Cincinnati and a 12-4 win over Canisius on Wednesday. The Wildcats then traveled to Alabama for its first road series in SEC play on the year. 'Bama rode a complete-game shutout performance from ace right-hander Nathan Kilcrease on Friday and took advantage of a UK error in the bottom of the
ninth for a walk-off win on Saturday. In the Sunday game, 'Bama plated four runs in the first inning and the Wildcats couldn't recover, falling in a series sweep with a 9-3 loss.
- The Wildcats have been led by freshman J.T. Riddle, who has batted .349 with five doubles, two homers and 11 RBI. Outfielder Chad Wright hit .348 with three homers and 19 RBI, adding 11 stolen bases. Senior shortstop Taylor Black hit .317 with six doubles, two triples, one homer and 19 RBI, while center fielder Brian Adams has hit .306 with six doubles,
eight RBI and five steals.
- As a team, UK has hit .302 through 25 games with 17 homers and 144 runs scored, adding 43 stolen bases and a .973 fielding percentage. On the mound, UK owns a 3.93 team ERA with eight saves and 208 strikeouts in 219.2 innings.

Men's tennis
- The Kentucky men's tennis team wrapped up a seven-match home stand this week with dominating wins over No. 43 Maryland and Eastern Kentucky. The Wildcats dropped it's lone SEC match of the week 4-1 to Auburn.
- The win over Maryland was Kentucky's 11th this season over a top-50 ranked team and the two non-conference home wins extended UK's home non-conference
winning streak to 25 matches.
- Freshman Tom Jomby was named SEC Freshman of the Week last week for his efforts two weeks ago with Kentucky's wins over Notre Dame, Butler and Alabama.

Women's tennis
- Kentucky won all three doubles matches en route to a 6-1 win over Auburn, with senior Megan Broderick and freshman Khristina Blajkevitch clinching the doubles point and grabbing their team-leading fourth victory at the No. 1 position.
- Broderick won her eighth victory in singles play with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Auburn's Paulina Schippers at No. 1. Broderick leads Kentucky with three victories in SEC competition.
- Blajkevitch earned a win over Auburn and was also the lone player to capture a victory in the loss to Alabama.

Swimming and diving
- Freshman diver Greg Ferrucci placed 33rd on the one-meter board at the NCAA Championships before suffering a quad injury that forced him to withdraw from the remaining competition.
- Senior forward Victoria Dunlap has been selected as one of the top 40 finalists for the 2011 State Farm Coaches' All-America Team, as announced by The Women's Basketball Coaches Association, in cooperation with State Farm. The finalists, who are voted upon by WBCA-member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions, are now in the running
for selection to the 10-member State Farm Coaches' All-America Team.

Upcoming schedule

Monday, March 28
Men's golf at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegaite (Awendaw, S.C.)

Tuesday, March 29
Baseball hosts Tennessee Tech - 4 p.m.
Men's golf at Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegaite (Awendaw, S.C.)

Friday, April 1
Men's tennis at Florida - 3 p.m.
Women's tennis hosts Florida - 4 p.m.
Softball hosts Florida - 7 p.m.
Baseball at South Carolina • 7 p.m.
Women's golf at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (Athens, Ga.)
Track and field at Florida Relays

Saturday, April 2
Softball hosts Florida - 1 p.m.
Baseball at South Carolina - 4:30 p.m.
Gymnastics at NCAA Regional - 7 p.m. (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Men's basketball vs. Connecticut • 8:49 p.m. (Houston)
Women's golf at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (Athens, Ga.)
Track and field at Florida Relays

Sunday, April 3
Women's tennis hosts South Carolina - noon
Softball hosts Florida - 1 p.m.
Men's tennis at South Carolina - 1 p.m.
Baseball at South Carolina - 1:30 p.m.
Women's golf at Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (Athens, Ga.)
Men's basketball vs. VCU/Butler - 9 p.m. (Houston)

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